Saturday, October 03, 2009

My art

This is a page from my sketch book session last night.

Ever since I have started swimming in the fish bowl I haven't been making any work to completion. It has been just a week I know. I think just being on this current journey of discovery has led me to just trying things out. Playing with different subjects, colors, textures. To tell you the truth I wasn't heading on any particuarly clear path before the e-course but right now I am o.k. with not being on one. I don't feel I am going to completely stray and try pottery ( although I have always been interested in it). I do feel I am going give myself permission to discover just who I really am as an artist. Develop my style, what do I want to say to the world with my art, who do I want to reach with it. These questions have been lingering for awhile but I feel they are coming to the forefront even more so since the e-course. I DO know I want to paint, I want to try mixing media and I do want to develop a clear path. So maybe right now I am in the discovery phase a bit and right now I am o.k. with it.

Thursdays class was about your prescence on the web (this class was so great, will listen again) and so I will be trying different things out on the blog to. I am learning alot about blogs now. Today I tried Windows Live Writer with no success. It kept giving me an error about uploading pics. It seems great though so hopefully I can figure that one out. So this is all a huge learning phase for me and I couldn't be happier!

P.S. And to all you fishies who are reading... I couldn't be happier to meet you and swim along with you.


Shalae said...

I've decided I'm that discovery stage too, finding out exactly what is I love and exactly what I'm wanting to do. But I'm enjoying it and like you said it's ok.

I've also been using live writer lately for blogging and I like it a lot. For some reason it just seems so much easier. So don't give up on it yet! :)

Kate England | Marmalade Moon said...

I simply love these watercolour sketches that you post on your web! I find them so inspiring!

And yes, here's another fish in a discovery stage. Recovery perhaps even.

Take care!

jqline said...

It's sooo nice to hear your trying out different things! I am thrilled to be able to discover things along my way with you! Oh and i adore this illustration you did...such rich colors! Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!


mayaluna said...

I'm so glad you posted about your fishbowl experience, thus far. I've been thinking about you and wondering where it might take you. I love how open you are to the process. I hope the whole course continues to unfold with such promise. I'm missing the fishbowl, myself. Thanks also for your ever present kindness when you visit me. Means a lot to me.

Pragya said...

Loved going thru the blog post!
Off to check out the rest of it...

Wini said...

Hi Dana, thank you so much for sharing your journey. That's awesome that you are now experimenting and trying new things. Love your sketchbook work! Wini

Pragya said...

Thank you Dana for lovely comment on my blog!

I use Corel Draw and a Wacom Bamboo pen and tablet to create digital vector drawings. In short, I draw directly onto my computer screen :) It's super fun!!

I appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment. Have a lovely week!